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Peter Hoekstra
Personal information
Full name Peter Martin Hoekstra
Date of birth April 4, 1973 (1973-04-04) (age 36)
Place of birth    Assen, Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Left winger/striker
Youth career
1990 PSV Eindhoven
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
PSV Eindhoven
SD Compostela (loan)
FC Groningen (loan)
Stoke City
90 (21)
68 (14)
21 (0)
14 (1)
87 (12)
280 (48)   
National team
1996 Netherlands 5 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Peter Martin Hoekstra (born April 4, 1973 in Assen, Drenthe) is a retired Dutch footballer who played as a winger for, amongst others, PSV Eindhoven, Ajax and Stoke City. Capped 5 times by the Dutch national team, he was a member of the Dutch squad at Euro 1996 in England under manager Guus Hiddink.

Club career

Hoekstra started his career at PSV Eindhoven where he played for 5 years. Ajax Amsterdam signed him for £2m in 1996 to replace Marc Overmars. Injuries halted his career at Ajax and he was loaned out to Spanish side SD Compostela and Dutch side Groningen in 2000. English League One team Stoke City signed him for an undisclosed fee in 2001, with Hoekstra signing a 3-year contract. He retired from football in 2004.

International career

Hoekstra made his debut for the Netherlands on April 24, 1996, in a friendly against Germany (0-1) in Rotterdam. He was then selected to play for Holland in the 1996 European Championship in England. Hoekstra played 5 times for his country, without scoring a goal.




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